30/9 - 1/10/2022 20:00 – 22:00
The Venetian Theatre
Tickets: MOP 200, 100
The “Performance to Celebrate the 73rd Anniversary of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China” – Contemporary Acrobatic Show “The Butterfly Lovers”, jointly organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government and the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, produced by the Publicity Department of Guangzhou Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China and the Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism, supported by The Venetian Macao, and performed by the Guangzhou Acrobatic Arts Theater Co., Ltd., will be held on 30 September and 1 October, at 8pm, at Venetian Theatre, allowing the public to enjoy an exquisite acrobatic show while celebrating the National Day.
The Contemporary Acrobatic Show “The Butterfly Lovers” uses the poignant and romantic classic love story between Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai as the base of the plot and the image of the butterfly Liang Zhu as the symbol of love, combined with the philosophy of Zhuang Zhou Huadie. The performance perfectly combines the imagery of the “butterfly” and the natural process of a butterfly breaking out of a cocoon and turning into a butterfly with Liang Zhu’s life, death and love story, portraying the cycle of life from gestation, incubation, resistance, to emerging from a cocoon and flying freely. The story is depicted at multiple levels, from different angles, and in various art forms such as acrobatics, dance and drama, showing the meaning of life with various scenes and images. In particular, ballet on shoulders is used to interpret the love story. The whole play demonstrates the aesthetics of traditional Chinese culture and the innovation of contemporary stage performances.
The maximum indoor capacity for the performance is limited to 75%. In line with the latest anti-epidemic guidelines issued by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention of the Health Bureau, members of the public must present one of the following documents before entering the venue: proof of completion of the whole course of the COVID-19 primary vaccination series (which includes two doses of the inactivated vaccine or the mRNA vaccine) for at least 14 days, or a negative nucleic acid test result issued within 48 hours. Those who fail to provide the aforementioned documentation are not allowed to enter the venue and the tickets will not be refunded. In addition, audience members must wear their own face mask, undergo body temperature checks, present a valid “Venue QR code” (also known as “Venue Code”) and the “Health Code” of the day, and follow the relevant anti-epidemic measures and on-site crowd control measures. Those with fever or respiratory symptoms are not allowed to enter the venue.
Name of Activity:
Performance to celebrate the 73rd Anniversary of the National Day of the People's Republic of China – Contemporary Acrobatic Show “The Butterfly Lovers”
Date: 30/9/2022, 1/10/2022
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm (including an intermission)
Venue: Venetian Theatre
Cultural Affairs Bureau
Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR
Supported by: The Venetian Macao
Publicity Department of Guangzhou Municipal Committee of Chinese Communist Party
Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Film and Tourism
Guest Artistic Group: Guangzhou Acrobatic Arts Theater Co., Ltd.
Tickets: MOP200 / MOP100
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